Tuesday, February 20, 2018

So Punny!

Open a package of So Punny Chit Chats and after reading a few puns you are sure to have a chuckle or two.  Pair the Chit Chat puns with Odds & Ends icons and you will have some irresistibly cute embellishment clusters!

On my page these Chit Chat clusters were perfect to surround the photo of this cute little toddler and her stuffies.  They are her best friends and she has a special endearing relationship with each of them.  As I read through the puns, I find myself getting that baby-talk twang (LOL), I love that they bring a smile to my heart!

I used the mini (cupcake) doilies for a consistent foundation and texture for my embellishment clusters.  Where possible I used the adorable shape sprinkles along with the same die cut icons to add that little extra sparkle to the clusters.  I chose not to use a large title for the layout as I felt the journaling along with the clusters together got the message across.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope you have a 'beary' wonderful day!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sew Happy Layout

When creating a scrapbook layout using a photo dating back more than 50 years the natural inclination may be to look for some vintage-y patterned papers and embellishments.  I suggest trying the opposite,  lets combine bumblebee yellow, bubblegum pink and bright teal as a starting foundation!

The pretty florals, plaids and hugs/kisses pattern papers from Doodlebug's So Punny collection work wonderfully with the black and white photo of my parent's wedding day.

My mother had a successful career as a textile pattern maker so I thought the sewing references would be cute on the layout.  On the right side of the page I wanted to include a subtle layer of texture and added a strip of fringed card stock in the same colour as the base.  Kinda cool how the ends curl up a bit on their own.

To the left of the photo I cut out the Chinese symbol for 'love' using my digital cutter.  I cut out the character 3x from patterned paper and layered them all to achieve the thickness of thin chipboard.

The patterned heart shape glossy sprinkles are absolutely adorable and I used them throughout the page on scalloped circles punched from the the hearts 6x6 papers. Hope this inspires you to create a love-themed layout.  Have a wonderful day!